Conveyancing Guides

As a member of the Society for Licensed Conveyancers, Convey Law has access to a range of informative, industry leading guides covering key elements of the conveyancing journey.

If you have any questions about your conveyancing transaction, please get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to assist.

Anti Money Laundering Checks

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What are Anti Money Laundering (‘AML’) checks?
  • Electronic verification and privacy
  • Where is the money for your purchase coming from?
  • Constant monitoring
  • ‘Enhanced Client Due Diligence’
  • Companies, charities, estates and trusts, etc.
  • What Documents do I need to produce?
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Avoiding Cybercrime

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Top tips on PC safety
  • Cybercrime & conveyancing
  • Bogus conveyancing firms
  • Phone scams – ‘Phishing’
  • Email scams
  • Bank Scams
  • What to do if you have any suspicions
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Budgeter

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Where is the money for your purchase coming from?
  • Source of money used to buy the property
  • Surplus money, or proceeds of sale
  • Moving Home Budget Planner
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Building Regulations

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What are the Building Regulations?
  • Interaction with planning control
  • What types of works are covered?
  • What enquiries do we make for you?
  • What if there are missing consents or approvals?
  • Assess & fix the problem or just get title insurance?
  • Is title insurance a complete solution on its own?
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Exchange and Completion

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Exchange of Contracts and Completion
  • What happens next?
  • The Completion Date
  • What happens on Completion?
  • Key steps on the Completion Date
  • The point of no return
  • ‘Risk’ after Exchange
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Gifted Deposits

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What is a ‘Gifted Deposit’?
  • Seller’s gifted deposit
  • Family gifted deposits
  • Is it a true gift – or is it really just a loan?
  • Does the ‘gifter’ expect some rights in the property?
  • ‘Gifter’ will have no control over the property
  • What would happen if the ‘gifter’ dies within 7 years?
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Green Home Grant Scheme

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What is the Green Home Grant Scheme?
  • How much can I claim?
  • Conveyancing implications?
  • Get all necessary consents first!
  • Possible improvements
  • Use Approved Installers
  • Flood protection issues
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Ground Rent Special Bulletin

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Escalating ground rents
  • Mandatory possession for rent arrears
  • Unaffordable ground rents
  • Higher price for enfranchisement for lease extensions
  • Unsaleable leasehold properties
  • How to check ground rent clauses
  • Possible solutions – renegotiate terms
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Help to Buy

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • How does it work?
  • Not just first time buyers, but new homes only
  • What is the ‘Equity Loan’?
  • Can I redeem my equity loan in part – ‘staircasing’?
  • Can I extend or alter the property?
  • The Process – more complex than normal
  • The Help to Buy ISA
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Home Surveys Guide

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • A professional survey is essential
  • Normal consumer rights do not apply
  • Sellers and agents must not mislead buyers
  • Surveys – the choices
  • Valuations are not surveys
  • Let the buyer beware – ‘Caveat Emptor’
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Japanese Knotweed

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What are ‘Invasive Plant Species’?
  • Japanese Knotweed (‘Fallopia japonica’)
  • Treatments and solutions
  • Caveat Emptor and specialist surveys
  • Further information
  • Criminal offences?
  • Lenders’ attitudes
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Joint Ownership Guide and Form

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • ‘Joint Owners’ or ‘Owners in Shares’?
  • ‘Joint Owners’
  • Severing a Joint Ownership
  • ‘Owners in Shares’
  • How to choose which option is right for you
  • Trust Deed? Wills?
  • What if we are married or in a civil partnership?
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Land Transaction Tax Holiday Guide

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What is the ‘LTT holiday’?
  • What about completions before that date?
  • When the holiday is over
  • If completion is delayed until after 31st March 2021
  • Multiple Dwelling Relief
  • No First Time Buyer relief
  • England
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Leasehold Ground Rents

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What is a ground rent?
  • What’s in it for the landlord?
  • Do I have to buy a leasehold?
  • Government Action – when?
  • The problem of escalating Ground Rents
  • Problems with high or escalating ground rents
  • Possible Solutions – Renegotiate the lease terms
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Leasehold Properties

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What is Leasehold Property?
  • Why do flats need be leasehold?
  • Check the lease plan
  • Management companies
  • Ground Rents
  • Service Charges & Insurance
  • Why are leases so complex?
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New Build Homes Guide

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Plans, layouts, finishes and specifications
  • New-build home warranties, NHBC, and ‘Snagging’
  • Estate Road Adoption as ‘public highway’
  • Drainage, Communal Areas, and SuDS
  • So what can I do?
  • Planning Permission
  • Floating completion dates
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Property Boundaries Guide

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Land Registry plans cannot be measured from
  • How to find the correct position of the boundary
  • Boundary disputes protocol
  • ‘Squatter’s rights’
  • Changes in legal boundaries
  • Fixing the boundary?
  • Check plans carefully
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Rentcharges

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What is a “rentcharge’?
  • Why are they a problem?
  • Title Insurance against Rentcharge risks
  • Getting rid of an Historic Rentcharge
  • Can you get rid of an Estate Rentcharge?
  • Risks for mortgage lenders
  • Estate Rentcharges
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Searches

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • What are ‘Searches’?
  • The Local Authority Search
  • The Water and Drainage Search
  • Mining Searches
  • Chancel Repair Searches
  • Environmental Searches
  • Planning Search
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Septic Tanks – England

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Septic tanks and sewage treatment plants
  • Alternative sewage arrangements to mains sewers
  • Where to get specialist advice on drainage issues
  • Cesspits or cesspools
  • ‘The 2020 Regulations’ – No direct discharges allowed
  • Upgrading works and the responsibility/cost
  • Selling a property with a septic tank
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Septic Tanks – Wales

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Alternative sewage arrangements to mains sewers
  • Registration – Septic tanks and sewage treatment plants
  • Where to get specialist advice on drainage issues
  • Cesspits or cesspools
  • ‘The 2020 Regulations’ – No direct discharges allowed
  • Upgrading works and the responsibility/cost
  • Selling a property with a septic tank
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Source of Funds

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Why am I being asked about this?
  • ‘Gifted deposits’ or reductions in the price
  • Money from the sale of other property?
  • No payments direct to the seller, or cash
  • Special cases
  • Money from other sources
  • Winnings & windfalls
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Title Indemnity Insurance Guide

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • How does it solve conveyancing problems?
  • Will they buy the property off me?
  • Be aware of the policy terms and conditions
  • Full disclosure is vital
  • To buy or not to buy…
  • Insurable risks
  • Fix the problem or insure?
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Trust Deeds

This guide covers the following up to date information and more!

  • Read our ‘Joint Ownership – Client’s Guide’
  • When do we need to have a Trust Deed prepared?
  • No DIY please!
  • Civil Partnerships or Married Couples
  • A Basic Trust Deed
  • More Comprehensive Trust Deed/Cohabitation Deed?
  • Wills and things
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